Tea. You could say that it's been one of the cornerstones of my relationship with D. We met over tea and cream cakes at our university halls of residence. We spent a couple of years as friends, regularly popping to each others' flats for a cuppa. The first present that I ever bought him was some teacups. We've punctuated our entire relationship,as perhaps only the British can, with cups of tea.
Our wedding anniversary was earlier this month. A little gentle hinting sent D in the direction of the extremely talented Emma, who blogs at Silverpebble and makes fabulous jewellery in her beach hut studio on the edge of the fens.
A vintage teapot charm and two silver charms handmade by Emma make for the perfect tea-themed necklace, with a tiny amethyst (my birth stone) to complete it. Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled with it. If you haven't already, you can read all about how Emma made it here, on her lovely blog.
There was a little more sweet tea waiting for me this week, in the form of this Emma Bridgewater teapot which, along with the plates, was possibly my best charity shop find ever.
It sounds as if a cup of sweet tea was what you needed too, after your earthquake scare. I'm so glad that you are safe and sound.